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How is the money going back to the farmers? What certifications are in place? And how can i get the spices, herbs and other products for domestic and international shipping from Tanzania? All this questions are answered here.

Company

SAT Holistic Group Ltd was launched by Janet Maro and Alexander Wostry, Co-Founders of Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania. The "SAT" in SAT Holistic Group Ltd stands for Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania. The "Holistic Group" are the farmer’s networks who have benefited from the NGO, the NGO itself, and strategic investors from the organic movement. There is a fruitful symbiosis between the two entities. SAT NGO is engaged in research and training, whereas SAT Ltd is engaged in the processing and marketing of organic products. The feedback loops created between the two further amplify both entities' impact. Refined knowledge can be shared through SAT's Innovation Accelerator.

The first dividends are expected to be shared for the first time in 2023. This is made possible by farmers who have organized into cooperatives that own joint ventures with SAT Holistic Group Ltd. The social business uses state-of-the-art technology and records every farmer's transactions. This will be the basis used to calculate the share of each project and its respective farmers. Furthermore, the dividends from Janet and Alex are partially transferred to SAT NGO as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), for funding further pioneer projects and to achieve a higher degree of self-sufficiency.

The memorandum clearly states that the company needs to act as a social business. This means achieving social impact and having the principle of "Social Impact First" measured by the company’s social business indicators. The social business philosophy is further enshrined in:

· The linkage to Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania and its Innovation Accelerator, which is constantly fed by the feedback loops between the two entities.

· The incubation of entrepreneurs and companies who are engaged in the local organic market.

· The aim to act as a catalyst for the organic market in Tanzania by pioneering organic products in the country. Endeavoring to reach a critical mass of organic products available, in order to boost the uptake of further organic producers, processors, and shops.

· The horizontal integration of smallholder farmers in the value chain.

· Having smallholder farmers as shareholders, who will hold a minimum of 25% of the shares by the end of 2022. Farmers are engaged in several stages as decision makers.

You can buy our Organic products from any of the following shops and supermarkets in Tanzania: 

SAT Organic Shop located along Kilakala road, at Tushikamane Center opposite Toyota Garage in Morogoro. 

Mpulila supermarket located along Madaraka road opposite Kingalu Central Market in Morogoro town 

Murad supermarket located along Old Dar es Salaam road near by Msafiri Pharmacy opposite Shani Cinema in Morogoro town. 

Piras supermarket located along Korogwe road near by Riziki Hardware in Morogoro town. 

HHM supermarket located at Hood Building- Mtawala, along the road to Msamvu Bus Stand. 

Tanzanite Uni- shop located at Sokoine University of Agriculture, main campus, near-by CRDB SUA branch in Morogoro town. 

RG shopping centre located at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) - Mazimbu campus opposite Football playgrounds, SUA main campus at the main entrance gate and Mzumbe University inside PECUM Cafeteria at Lusuli street.

Ankole modern Butcher located along University road, opposite Mlimani city Shopping Mall in Dar es Salaam. 

Puma supermarket located along Pugu road near Traffic lights at Julius Nyerere International Airport, Terminal 2 in Dar es Salaam. 

AQ Traders shop located at Dar Free Market Shopping Mall, along Alhassan Mwinyi road at Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam. 

Ishe Min Supermarket at Manzese Darajani near Fibeck Pharmarcy in Dar es Salaam. 

I Am Organic Shop located at Chole road house Number 45, opposite Maji Maji bucket in Masaki, Dar es Salaam.

I Am Organic Shop, Ligula Umoja street, Near the Nangwanda stadium Mtwara town.

Quality

SAT Holistic Group Ltd has a Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP) in place which is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to organic quality standards, hence maintaining organic integrity. The policy includes several programs such as personal practice program, sanitation program, and training program. The GMP goes hand in hand with the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) Plan to ensure the production of safe products. Before processing of organic products,the responsible personnel assures that the installations are carefully cleaned with appropriate equipment so that contamination with other products can be avoided.  Upon processing, a batch is initiated through filling the processing from and a bill of material is generated for the particular final product. The product is then subjected to several processes to reach the required final product, which are reflected in the product flow chart. All processing steps are duly documented in the processing form, indicating date, quantity of product entering and leaving each step.

SAT Holistic Group Ltd collaborates with smallholder farmers who were trained by Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania and who are minimum certified under the East African Organic Product Standard (EAOPS). The farmers are organised in groups or cooperatives and have as well the capacity to train new farmers or even groups who want to join. Every farmer who is contracted by the company has undergone a minimum of 60h training which is refreshed on an annual basis. All products can be traced back to farm level of individual farmers.

All farmers who are selling organic products to SAT Holistic Group Ltd are either organic certified or in transition. For the domestic market, the social business uses Participatory Guarantee Systems for the farmer groups and is certified via TOAM under the East African Organic Product Standard (EAOPS).

For export SAT Holistic Group Ltd is currently working on getting certified in line with EU-Regulation 2092/91and USDA NOP Standard. It works therefore with Control Union as a third-party certifier. The Internal Control System (ICS) inspection is set on June 2021 with having the target of certifying min. 400 organic spice producers.

Shipping

For orders within Morogoro Municipality a minimum amount of TZS 30,000 needs to be ordered for purchase delivery. Deliveries will take place within 24 hours.

Goods can be as well picked at the SAT Organic Shop in Kilakala or HQ.

Transport costs are charged according to the zonal delivery plan.

For domestic orders outside Morogoro municipality a minimum amount of TZS 50,000 needs to be ordered. Delivery will be organised according to available services and is charged accordingly.

You will receive your goods within 48 hours.

Shipping can be organised in container qty and as well in mixed containers. Minimum Qty shall be 100kg.